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Dr. Darrell Gonzales, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

As a leading expert in all medical matters involving the skin, dermatologist Darrell Gonzales serves La Jolla and the greater San Diego area with world-class skin treatments. Dr. Gonzales is an expert in helping patients achieve their skin health and rejuvenation goals. By leveraging his extensive experience and advanced training, Dr. Gonzales delivers the best results to patients. A native of California, Dr. Gonzales received his bachelor’s of science degree from UCLA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Gonzales obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country. After completing a medical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Gonzales went on to receive his dermatology specialty training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Gonzales has been involved in a wide range of medical research, from basic science to health policy issues. Dr. Gonzales is a board-certified dermatologist, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is a sought-after speaker and practitioner for his knowledge of acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and advanced laser therapies, including Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Active FX. Dr. Gonzales is known for his warm bedside manner, meticulous attention to detail, and high integrity. Patients refer their own family, friends, and colleagues to his practice knowing that he provides the highest standard of care in a very warm and comfortable environment. In his spare time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and enjoying the beautiful San Diego outdoors. Dr. Gonzales is an avid surfer and encourages all his patients to have fun in the sun while practicing smart skin protection. So if you are searching for a skin dermatologist in the San Diego area, contact Dr. Gonzales in La Jolla today.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania
  • Rush University Medical Center (Residency)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1417960188

Office locations

Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 850

La Jolla, CA 92037

Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

890 Eastlake Parkway, Ste 202

Chula Vista, CA 91914

Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

4520 Executive Drive, Suite 325

San Diego, CA 92121

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Dr. Gonzales is simply the best dermatologist I've ever had...and at age 67 I've had quite a few! His cheerful, professional manner always leaves me smiling. He is calm and reassuring, and I love the 50s and 60s music classics piped into the room!
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Doctor and staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.
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I like Dr. Gonzales's office personnel. The doctor is courteous, informative about your possible diagnosis/treatment and extremely caring.
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I was extremely pleased with Dr. Gonzales and his staff, as always.
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Consistently punctual and professional. Clearly explains his decision-making process. I continue to recommend him to my family, friends, and patients.
Less than 3 months ago
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I have been to many doctors and RNs for Botox and fillers, Dr Gonzales is by far the BEST! Also, had a horrible mole that other doctors could not remove or wanted to cut it out. Wen to Dr Gonzales andhe told me he could remove it with a problem and he did. Totally gone and can’t even see where it was. Very happy with all my results!!
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I arrived early and was taken right away, the staff was very courteous and Dr. Gonzales was very friendly and explained the entire process and I was out in less time than was originally estimated.
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very professionally run office
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Dr. Gonzalez and his team are always professional and friendly. My family and I have been seeing Dr. Gonzalez for 3 years and are very happy we have such a fantastic Dermotologist in Eastlake!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Gonzales a brilliant combination of professional, present, punctual and personable. He gives you his full attention and is one of the most caring people I have ever met. His staff is friendly, caring, and efficient, I am always in andout of there quickly and he is on time and the visits are short but I feel totally taken care of. Dr. Gonzales respects your time and other patients' time as well, and doesn't keep you waiting, yet he answers all of your questions and is kind and understanding. He is one doctor I always look forward to seeing. Karey P.
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Unprofessional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Referral from my physician, Ryan Dominguez to Dr. Gonzales - was able to make a relatively quick appointment - no wait time and perfect visit with Dr. Gonzales - highly recommend him and his efficient staff.
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I think Dr. Gonzales champions the needs of his patients. He takes his time, he explains everything he is doing, he gives expert guidance. I have been seeing him for many years and he has consistently been a consummate professional. Hisoffice manager Kat, and all the team there are dedicated to making the visit a positive experience.
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Every visit to Dr. Gonzales has been an outstanding experience. Both he and his staff are great. jurg h
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Dr. Gonzales was so friendly. Really made the appointment easy and we left well informed. Looking forward to coming back.
Less than 6 months ago
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Incredibly nice, understanding, helpful. Zero complaints! Great doctor and staff.
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He's the best!
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I appreciated meeting with the ACTUAL doctor who would be doing the procedure & how knowledgeable Mr. Gonzales was when answering all of my questions I had during our visit.
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Dr. Gonzales was as usual friendly and made me feel at ease. He was as usual very thorough and explained well procedure as he was doing. He answered my questions. Very professional!
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Dr. Gonzales is awesome! He is super knowledgeable, punctual and has an excellent bedside manner. His staff is friendly as well.
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Excellent office, from front office to doctor, very efficient, friendly and excellent care.
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Outstanding doctor and staff- wonderful
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I've been seeing Dr. Gonzales for several years now. He is thorough, careful, and judicious. He is careful to deal with real problems, but doesn't "recommend" procedures just to make money.
Less than 6 months ago
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Most amazing experience. !!!
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He is an amazing Dr who knows is stuff and he is also very good with my daughter who is only 8. I only have praise for Dr Gonzales and his staff!
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Very professional & comfortable. A good experience for me. The appointment reminders were helpful
Less than 6 months ago
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Very comfortable approach and appreciated the way he was thorough and quick. Couldn’t believe I was in and out in 30’minutes even as a new patient.
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The staff and Dr Gonzales are professional and friendly. Best part, my treatment was painless. Thank you
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Dr Gonzales is thorough and professional. He takes time to answer any questions. He doesn't suggest cosmetic fixes which I appreciate. I have gone to him for a few years and am very happy.
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Excellent physician and office staff.
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I always enjoy Dr. Gonzales and I wouldn’t trust anybody else to do my Botox or filler. He has the magic touch!
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Excellent doctor and staff. They saw me immediately and eased my worries.
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I have great confidence in Dr. Gonzales' treatment of my skin cancer.
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I see a lot of drs.varias reasons. This is my favorite. Make you feel at ease, explains everything to the point. I had a small procidior, exelent way of putting me at ease. 100% recommended.
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Probably no one likes to need Mohs surgery for facial basal cell carcinoma. Dr. Gonzales is very pleasant and reassuring and competent. I felt very comfortable with him taking care of this for me.
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It was a very good visit, as always.
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As usual it is a World Class experience with Dr. Gonzales. Thank you as always! Jim B
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Good technical skills and very informative.
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Excellent Doctor! Very friendly and attentive. Always on time
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All doctors should strive to be like him!
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Because of traffic I was about 20 minutes late and they still let me keep my Appt. Is office was really busy and people were waiting, but it all worked out just fine. Dr. Gonzales is a great Doc as hewill explain it all to you what might be happening. He really takes his time and it very clear. So glad to have him as my Dermo Doc!
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I arrived 10 or 15min early and by the time I started filling out paperwork I was called back by the doctor. Literally no wait time at all! I was not seen by Dr. Darrell but instead seen by Dr. Clark,which I expected. She was very thorough about all of my options and what to expect with each one and wasn't pushy with trying to get me to buy their products in the office. Will definitely be continuing on with her as my dermatologist!
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Best Doctor in SD
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Great doctor! So personable, caring, professional and knowledgeable!
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Dr. Gonzalez is always a joy to see. He's thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and an overall wonderful doctor. Our family is so happy to have found him.
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Super fast but extremely efficient. Dr. Gonzales answers questions very well...but have them ready! He's always on the go! The office runs like clockwork. Great team!
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I appreciate the focus on health without all the cosmetic surgery and fillers up selling.
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Dr Gonzales is by far the best and most professional.
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Without a doubt Dr Darrell Gonzales is Excellent. I always look for to my annual visit with him.
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It's always a pleasure. He always gives me good information to work with at home as well as effective treatment while I'm in his office.
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